Psalm 23:3a AMP “He refreshes and restores my life (myself).”
He restores my life, literally, this means He causes my life to return to me. To restore means to replenish.
Jeremiah 31:15 AMP says, “For I will [fully] satisfy the weary soul and I will replenish every languishing and sorrowful soul.”
Psalm 107:9 KJV says “For He satisfieth the longing soul and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”
Do you feel weary? Life can become overwhelming with all of the expectations that we must deal with in our various roles.
Are you filled with sorrow? Has someone dear to you left or passed away?
Are you filled with deep longing? Is their a dream you are waiting to have fulfilled?
Are you hungry with need for love, or for new hope?
The Lord promises to satisfy, or to replenish, or to fill. He knows your souls weariness, the sorrow within, the deep longings you have, and the things you hunger for, where there seems to only be emptiness. He meets us in those places, He restores and replenishes.
He is the God of restoration. Jesus has taken us from sin-sickness to the hope of eternal life through His death and resurrection on the cross. We can have relationship with God, the Father, because of what Jesus did to restore us, if we believe in Jesus, as our Savior.
Satisfying and replenishing are exactly what our souls need for this life. Our Shepherd wants us to know that no matter what the circumstances is, He can restore the condition of our soul. Our souls are restored in knowing the Restorer.
There is nothing more important than knowing the Restorer. All satisfaction is found in what He can do in and through us. All glory and honor belongs to Him for what He has done and what He is yet to do.
His promises are real and true, He is faithful! Look to the Shepherd to meet you, His will is perfect, His love is everlasting. He has all you need to be refreshed and restored.